T Rex

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dingle ultra

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 03:33

Unfortunately my record 10 consecutive Connemara ultras (I only missed the first one in 2004) will come to an end when I go to my son's wedding in San Francisco in April  (going to try to fit that trail ultra in while I'm there ...)

I fly back on the Saturday before Connemara and I'm thinking if I fly back to Dublin and get an overnight train or bus I might do it ...  Bit crazy, though.

dingle ultra

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 03:32

Hi, Shades.  Completely sorted, thanks - took 15 months, though!

amster - all a bit fluid at the moment.  If I can get a place I'm looking into the American River 50 in California in April. (Even Shades probably hasn't done that one ...)

dingle ultra

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 03:28

That is a pity.  I've done the 50 once.  I think the trouble is the event can't be started early enough in the morning and a huge time gap builds up between the full marathon and ultra runners doing their last 25 miles.

Exercise-induced asthma

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 03:24

Put it over your mouth whenever you can but especially when you go out of the door until you are warm.  They're surprisingly easy to breathe through and make a huge difference.

I forgot to say - an important thing is also to warm up much more slowly.

Exercise-induced asthma

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 01:58

With asthma the important thing is to get it under control.  If you've got symptoms (wheezing/tight chest/coughing when talking or laughing) you need to persuade your GP to give you a high strength preventer inhaler, use it regularly twice a day as prescribed, and then gradually reduce the dose to the minimum level you need to keep symptom free.

With the preventer inhaler (unlike the reliever) you never feel anything happening, in fact you wonder if anything is happening - you just have to trust that it is and keep taking it.

Always carry your reliever inhaler with you. It takes a short while to kick in so a good idea is take a couple of puffs 15 minutes before you go out.

Asthma may take a slight edge off your overall performance - I think it has with me - and you may find, like me, you can't race in winter (without making yourself very ill).

All the best. Paula Radcliffe has it, and Haile Gebrselassie, so there is still hope.

Exercise-induced asthma

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 01:45

I have this, Muttley.  It was hard to accept and I tried to ignore it for a year or two but you've got to come to terms with it and help yourself as much as possible.

For me it's only in winter when breathing in cold air.  In the end it has meant I do no races between Nov-mid-March, but I continue training at a low intensity and only go out in the warmest part of the day.

An extremely good tip I can tell you is when you go out where a buff over your mouth and use it to breath through.  It warms the air you breathe in. You will be utterly amazed at the difference, but it means you can't do high intensity/race pace work!  

You get a similar but lesser effect by just wearing the buff around your neck.


Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 02:44

Morning, everybody!

How come you're not up yet?

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 02:34

Count Mrs TR and me in, Stu.  When do you want a deposit?  Or do you want the full amount?

  • Having a collie which needs at least 10 miles a day so you have to go out
  • Wanting good times in your spring races
  • Enjoying going out in the wet, cold, and dark
  • Keeping the lbs you have lost during the year off

What else, people?

The Spine

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 23:40

I'm looking forward to watching all your little orange flags moving along slowly, from the comfort of my house.  More addictive than computer games!

Are you allowed to camp just by the side of the trail?  Or only at CPs?

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 23:36

You wouldn't believe I used to be a milkman and got up at 0345 six days a week, cycling 5 miles to work ...

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